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I installed ubuntu last night. And after reading 100s of posts, I still couldn't make my sudo apt-get work at all. I remember, I have to modify the software server somehow. But I can't remember how or where to do it.

Nothing is being installed.

Need help.

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What is it that you're trying to do? –  Mitch May 18 '13 at 5:33
    
@Mitch: sudo apt-get install git –  con_28 May 18 '13 at 5:36
    
Do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade before installing, and then try to install git. let me know what happens. –  Mitch May 18 '13 at 5:41
    
Show us some console output of the error message, to help figure out what is not working. –  ortang May 18 '13 at 5:51
    
@Mitch: It's still installing the packages. I'll notify you when things get done. –  con_28 May 18 '13 at 6:04
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After a fresh install of ubuntu run :

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade on Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)

Once, this process has been completed, you can install packages using sudo apt-get install <package_name>

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